Teacher Advocacy


it’s time to make change happen.

Sadly, the ongoing conversation about school reform too often leaves out the voices of teachers—those who are most intimately acquainted with the day-to-day issues that impact students and their learning. We believe that these voices are essential ones for policy makers to hear, but we recognize as well the pressures on teachers to remain silent.

How can teachers safely enter the conversation?

Everyday Advocacy invitation summer 17 TC Mailer.docx

Telling Our Stories/Raising Our Voices: From Anecdote to Action

June 27-29, 2017 9am – 3pm each day

EMU Student Center, Room 300

In this workshop, we’ll help you become part of the school reform conversation as you learn how to develop your personal stories into a more public narrative, starting from anecdotes and building toward an action plan. By the end of day 3, you should have an action plan to take back to your classroom and school.

Want to learn more? If you’re interested in EMWP’s Advocacy Workshop this summer, check out the Everyday Advocacy site developed by Cathy Fleischer and with examples from former Advocacy Workshop participants.

Facilitator: Dr. Cathy Fleischer, EMWP co-director and author of Teachers Organizing for Change.

To apply:

Complete the application form by May 1, 2017. Registration is limited to 25 participants.

If more than 25 apply, teachers will be selected based on three criteria: (1) commitment to the topic; (2) school and subject area representation (i.e., diversity in grade level; school location; school size, etc.); and (3) connection to the NWP network.

Cost: $75 for the three days.

Advocacy Workshop pictures from 2015-2016.